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    Default Total disk space shows 28.1 GB for a phone which is 32 GB. Why ?

    hello

    That's pretty much my question
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    Default Total disk space shows 28.1 GB for a phone which is 32 GB. Why ?

    Same with a Windows computer. Some space is used for the System and thus is never available to the user.
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    Default Re: Total disk space shows 28.1 GB for a phone which is 32 GB. Why ?

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    Default Total disk space shows 28.1 GB for a phone which is 32 GB. Why ?

    The operating system is taking up that space. You never get the full amount of space that the product advertises.
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    Default Re: Total disk space shows 28.1 GB for a phone which is 32 GB. Why ?

    1 gb is for ios and the other 2.5-3 gb is for system apps and features such as siri. and other things among that that i cannot recall at the moment.
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    Default Re: Total disk space shows 28.1 GB for a phone which is 32 GB. Why ?

    Not only does iOS take up about 1 GB of space, the actual disk space varies because of the definition of a GB, and what is advertised as a GB. Apple usually warns that actual disk capacity may very.

    The problem is computers and iOS use base 2 (2, 4, 8, 16, 32...) while Apple advertised 32 GB in base 10. It works out that you get around 6.4% less that what is advertised.
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    Default Re: Total disk space shows 28.1 GB for a phone which is 32 GB. Why ?

    I think you should sue Apple.
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    Default Re: Total disk space shows 28.1 GB for a phone which is 32 GB. Why ?

    lol people just dont realize most of the time that the os takes up space. my garage is 300 sq ft but i added cabinets so it is really 250 sq ft .
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